University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

ARCHIVE: $2 Million Scholarship Gift Announced

December 3, 2013
$2 Million Scholarship Gift Announced
$2 Million Scholarship Gift Announced

Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor announced today that two friends of the university have made a gift of $2 million to fund scholarships for UMHB students.  The couple requested anonymity and asked that the gift be used to establish two endowed scholarships—one for piano performance majors, and the other for students who have interest or backgrounds in agriculture.

“This donation is the largest endowment gift from a living donor in the history of the university,” said Dr. Randy O’Rear, president of UMHB.  “The establishment of these endowments will set in motion a series of scholarship awards that will touch the lives of students every year, in perpetuity.  God continues to bless us through friends like this who want to help UMHB students obtain the best in Christian higher education for years to come.”

The $2 million gift comes as part of the university’s Momentum campaign to raise funds for facilities, scholarships, and the endowment at UMHB.  To date, alumni and friends have contributed $51.3 million toward the $60 million campaign goal.